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Volume 3, Issue 57                                                                                 July 20, 2018


 
 
 

Police Files

Impaired driver found sleeping in car, with engine running, on the sidewalk, blocking traffic

Newport Beach Police officers responded to the area of Balboa Boulevard and M Street on Saturday, July 14 in response to a report of a possible drunk driver. Police found a black Dodge Journey with paper license plates and the engine running, parked partially on the sidewalk, obstructing oncoming traffic. Both the driver, Gerardo Martin Nunez, 25, Hacienda Heights, and the passenger, Karen Cecilia Ramos, 25, Los Angeles, were asleep inside the vehicle.

Nunez, who was showing visible signs of impairment, provided officers with a false name and date of birth. When they discovered his true name, officers found that he was unlicensed. Nunez also admitted to taking methamphetamine earlier in the day and failed to successfully complete a field sobriety exam.  

When the officers attempted to handcuff him, Nunez became combative and resisted arrest. He was eventually taken into custody and found to be in possession of a baggie of methamphetamine. In his vehicle, officers located burglary tools, empty syringes (not inside a sharps container), and a syringe of heroin. Nunez also had an outstanding warrant for his arrest.

Ramos was found to be in possession of stolen mail, methamphetamine, and an open container of alcohol. Inside her purse, officers located multiple syringes (not in a sharps container) including some with heroin, and ID and credit cards for another person.  

Officers were able to contact the owner of the ID and credit cards, who confirmed that they were stolen. Ramos also had an outstanding warrant, which was added to her arrest charges.

Bail was set at $32,500 for Nunez and $40,500 for Ramos. 

Cracked windshield and expired tags lead to meth and identity theft bust

At approximately 3:35 p.m. on Saturday, July 14, a Newport Beach Police officer stopped a brown Nissan Pathfinder in the 4500 block of Coast Highway, east of Superior Avenue, for expired registration and a cracked windshield. The driver, Michael Navarro, 26, of Bell Gardens, was found to be driving on a suspended license and on parole.

After a thorough field investigation, four of the six occupants in the Pathfinder were arrested.

Pennea Roseann Mills, 31, Huntington Park, was in possession of two narcotics pipes, methamphetamine, and a window punch.

Mills, Navarro, and Michael Andrew Cline Jr., 26, West Covina, also possessed numerous items related to identity theft, including a magnetic strip encoder, magnetic strip reader, blank magnetic strip cards, and two folders full of list of personal information – credit card numbers, expiration dates, and driver license information.

In addition to the identity theft charges and driving on a suspended license, Navarro’s parole officer also placed a parole hold on him.

Michael Anthony Garrett, 30, of Las Vegas, provided another person’s name and date of birth when identifying himself to officers. Once police discovered his real identity, Garrett was arrested for an outstanding felony no-bail warrant and for falsely impersonating another person. He also was in possession of a narcotics pipe.

The other two occupants of the Pathfinder were not found to be violating any laws and were released at the scene.

Tip-A-Cop fundraiser this Monday at Javier’s

This Monday, July 23 from 5 - 9 p.m., Newport Beach Police Department officers will serve as celebrity hosts and servers at Javier’s Restaurant in their annual Tip-A-Cop Event on behalf of Special Olympics Southern California. All monies raised at the event will go to support Special Olympics activities in Orange County.

Special Olympics athletes are children and adults with intellectual disabilities who love to train and compete in sports. The Special Olympics provide the athletes with the chance to develop physical fitness, sports, social skills and self-esteem.

In past Tip-A-Cop events, NBPD has raised $10,000 each year. Plan now to support.

Scroll down to Police Beat for all arrests & crime report

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Fair Game

By TOM JOHNSON

Let’s talk a little football

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Yesterday marked the return of football season for me, sort of. I emceed a Los Angeles Chargers luncheon that featured A.G. Spanos, President of Business Operations and Ed McGuire, Executive V.P. of Football Operations, and it started getting me in the mood.

A.G. wanted to talk about the new Inglewood stadium and, separately, the Chargers’ plans for a great local summer training camp experience; Ed wanted to talk players and how good things look heading into the season.

I, on the other hand, wanted to talk about my fantasy football team. After winning the league title two years ago for the first time, I fell back last year. I need help.

I figured, who could offer me more than the guy that manages the salary cap and negotiates contracts for the Chargers and the other guy whose family owns the team.

I had them right there.

But I couldn’t do it.

I found it’s hard maneuvering a luncheon conversation to “whom should I take in the first round in my fantasy draft? A quarterback, a running back? How’s Deshaun Watson’s recovery coming along? Does Aaron Rodgers still have it? Who do you consider the best wide receiver in football?”

They seemed stuck on the Chargers, for whatever reason.

Anyway, we did continue to talk community. The Chargers have their training camp next door at the Jack Hammett Farm Sports Park in Costa Mesa beginning Saturday, July 28 at 10 a.m. 

Here’s what you can expect from a fan’s perspective: Thursday, Aug. 2, Youth Football Day; Monday, Aug. 6, Special Olympics Day; a Salute to Military Day on Monday, Aug. 13; and First Responders Day on Wednesday, Aug. 15.

And, on Wednesday and Thursday, Aug. 22 and 23, the Chargers will scrimmage locally with the New Orleans Saints.

All above listed events begin at 10 a.m.

Here’s what you can expect if you want to take the kids out: autographs, interactive games for all ages, face painting and special photo opportunities for youngsters; the Charger Girls for dad; the Chargers alumni for mom; and so on.

You get the drift, there’s a lot going on out there.

Check it out at www.Chargers.com/camp

And, A.G. or Ed, if you are reading this, “Would you take a quarterback or a running back…”

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Another fun local event coming up is the Lobsterfest at Newport Beach on Sunday, Aug. 5, at the Newport Dunes Waterfront Resort.

First off, if you like lobster, this group has the them flown in the morning of the event. That’s fresh! You foot the bill and they give you a whole Maine Lobster and all the fixings.

The event runs 3 - 8 p.m. with entertainment in a fun casual setting. It’s kind of one of those must do’s.

Check out their website to find out more at www.lobsterfestatnewportbeach.com

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Under the Do I Really Care category, the summer season for the Orange County Breakers is underway. That’s tennis, for those of you who don’t know.

Pros get together in a team event setting. It’s actually fun to watch.

The Breakers are back in action locally this Sunday evening at Palisades Tennis Club…think Hyatt Newport Beach…5 p.m. vs. the San Diego Aviators. 

Give it a peek.

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Stump the Stu

Aircraft soaring ever higher

Stump the Stu 7.20.18

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Stu thought this airplane mural would be a puzzler, but we’re so pleased that several readers knew just where these flying machines were taking off.

Congratulations to Angela Cortwright, Carol Strauss, Derek Fox, Jim Kaminsky, Joe Stapleton, Pam Smith, Scott Jones, Ted O’Connor and Vikki Swanson who knew this 3D art is located on the corner of MacArthur Boulevard and Corinthian Way behind Staples.

Join us on Tuesdays as we try and stump you each week with a picture of something unique in our community, with answers and winners appearing on Fridays.

If you have a unique spot or icon around town that you think Stu News Newport readers would enjoy finding out about, please shoot it, share it and give us the answer, so we can challenge them! Happy Hunting.

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Stoaks for Council campaign kicks-off

–From a press release

Tim Stoaks officially launched his bid for Mayor “Duffy” Duffield’s seat on the Newport Beach City Council at an event hosted by supporters Richard and Marilyn Moriarty at their Newport Beach Vineyards and Winery, which was well attended. 

Current Councilmember Jeff Herdman spoke on Stoaks’ behalf, calling for the event’s attendees to vote out incumbents who do not act in accordance with the desires of residents of Newport Beach. 

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Stoaks’ platform focuses on three things: controlling John Wayne Airport’s noise and pollution, balancing Newport Beach’s high-density growth, and restoring ethics and transparency to Newport’s city government. Stoaks’ comments to the crowd were made against a backdrop of the fire station he was instrumental in bringing to Santa Ana Heights and punctuated by pauses necessitated by the noise of jets taking off overhead. 

Councilman Herdman highlighted Stoaks’ qualifications for the role he seeks by citing his many active years in Newport Beach serving on boards and committees, such as the Santa Ana Heights Project Advisory Committee, the Oasis Senior Center Building Committee, the City’s Environment Quality Assurance Committee, and the boards of the Line in The Sand PAC and the Newport Harbor Educational Foundation, as well as Stoaks’ current position as president of the nonprofit Friends of Newport Beach Animal Shelter.

Stoaks will attend meet & greets hosted by his supporters in the months leading up to November’s election and said, “I pledge to listen to my neighbors. I will be at the dais, casting a vote for the people of Newport Beach.”


Explosive information about Newport Beach is revealed at Crystal Cove

Story and photos by LYNETTE BRASFIELD

Newport Beach and the word “volcano” don’t often appear in the same sentence – which is possibly a good thing, given the situation on Hawaii’s Big Island.

Earthquakes, wildfires and mudslides are bad enough – but at least we don’t have to worry about rivers of flaming lava engulfing our homes.

Or do we?

John Wilkerson, 80, now a volunteer who guides geology tours at Crystal Cove, former natural history teacher and park ranger in Washington State Park for 40 summers, reassures the group gathered last Saturday at Berns Amphitheatre on that matter. 

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John Wilkerson is an expert at teaching in the wilderness

“No such activity now,” he says. “But we do have examples of volcanic rock right here in Newport. They’re the result of fissure eruptions from deep in the earth that exploded through the seabed and up through the cold ocean, hardening as they reached the surface,” he adds, unfolding a large and unwieldy map with red areas depicting these areas. 

These eruptions occurred approximately 16 million years ago, he says (if my notes are correct – any errors in this article are mine and mine alone, attributable to the difficulty of taking notes on a scrap of paper in the bright sun).

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An unprepossessing rock turns out to have an impressive history

Wilkerson is the king of improvisation when it comes to teaching in the wilderness. His tools, along with photocopied maps, include a paper clip (twisted straight, to act as a pin), various cardboard cutouts that look as though they were newly carved from an Amazon box, a stick, and the dirt, where he draws diagrams to show how the landscape that we know today formed – and why Santa Barbara Island once abutted the mainland around San Diego.

After a short orientation, Wilkerson leads the group to a trail not far from the parking lot. He’s thrilled to find a rather large but (to us) ordinary piece of rock. He fondles it with hands as knowing as a surgeon’s. “See the dark parts – those are chunks of lava, embedded within the (hardened) silt,” Wilkerson explains. 

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The group heads toward Abalone Point, a prime example of volcanic rock

Young Jacob Doss (6), only the second youngest on the tour – Theodore McGoffin of Utah, seven months, is the youngest, cuddled against his mother’s chest – is fascinated. He sticks close to Wilkerson throughout the tour.

Then our guide leads our 12-person group through the tunnel to the south end of El Morro Beach, in the direction of Abalone Point, upon which sits a house whose perch would seem precarious if you didn’t know – as Wilkerson tells us – that the point consists of volcanic rock.

“Left alone, in time the ocean would make an island out of this outcropping,” he says.

Why? Because of the relentlessness of the ocean, which has formed wave-cut cliffs along large swathes of the shoreline in Southern California.

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John Wilkerson doesn’t mind getting dirty in the interests of science – Lorraine Doss looks on as he demonstrates how waves create sea cliffs

Time for another demonstration. Wilkerson gets down on his knees and scrabbles in the sand with his hands, showing the motion of the waves as they undercut the soil.

“So you see how the land gets uplifted,” he says. “On this coast it rises nine and a half inches every 1,000 years.”

We marvel not only at his knowledge, but at his agility also.

This fabulous tour guide told us greater detail than I’ve relayed here, and told us also about the Monterey Formation and the Capistrano Formation, and the distinctive rilling to be seen on Abalone Point as it rises from the beach – pillar-like protrusions similar to Devil’s Post Pile in Mammoth or the Giant Causeway in Northern Ireland.

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Easy to be distracted by beauty on this interpretive tour

But, as with most interpretive tours of this kind, packed with information, it’s easy to forget more than you remember, especially when your senses are diverted by the crunch of sand beneath your feet, the gorgeous colors of the ocean, and by witnessing dramatic wipeouts by surfers catching the waves shouldering toward shore.

Which is a very good reason to do it all again one day.

Editor’s Note: Check out our regular sidebar on the right side, listing activities at Crystal Cove, and to find out when the next Geology Tour will take place. Note that entry/parking to El Morro costs $15. Berns Amphitheater is reached by turning right off Coast Highway at El Morro Elementary, following the signs to the State Park, and turning right toward the campground, then taking the steep road down to the parking lot. 

Visit www.crystalcovestatepark.org or more information.

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NBCC July Sunset Mixer at Nobu

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If you haven’t had the opportunity to enjoy the ambience of Nobu Newport Beach, the world-renowned Japanese restaurant founded by Nobu Matsushisa and Robert De Niro in Lido Marina Village...now’s your chance!

Join the Newport Beach Chamber of Commerce during their July Sunset Mixer on Thursday, July 26 from 5:30 - 7:30 p.m. Come discover new business relationships while enjoying a great atmosphere on the waterfront. Festivities include complimentary hors d’oeuvres, a no-host bar and opportunity drawings. Street parking, validated self- parking in the structure and valet are available.

Cost: Chamber members are free; guests are $35. Reservations are not required.

For more information, contact Membership Services Director Pam Smith at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 949.729.4411.

Nobu Newport Beach is located at 3450 Via Oporto, Ste. 101, Newport Beach.

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Sign of the times

It’s another edition of Sign of the times, so put your thinking caps on. Stu thinks you will recognize this “Y” logo...So, tell us where you would find this sign!

Good luck! Stu loves publishing the winning answers on Tuesday.

Send your guesses to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

If you’re a business and you want to play, you can send us a high-quality photo of your sign and we’ll take it from there and challenge our readers.

Let’s have some fun!

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Farm to Fork: A Foodie’s Point of View Fork

Farmhouse unveils new summer menu

By LANA JOHNSON

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Farmhouse at Roger’s Gardens is presenting a new summer menu, courtesy of Owner and Executive Chef Rich Mead. Featuring the season’s freshest produce and most vibrant flavors, the menu welcomes several new starters and salads like the Grilled Strawberry Rhubarb Glazed Salmon Salad, main dishes like the Grilled Barbecue Spice Rubbed Pork Tenderloin and Peach Bourbon Sauce, and desserts like the Toasted Almond Cake with strawberry jam, mixed berries and sweet cream.

The full seasonal menu is also available in the Farmhouse bar, which features multiple new refreshing summer cocktails hand-crafted by Anthony Laborin, head of Cocktail R&D.

Experience the Midday Menu at the Farmhouse bar between lunch and dinner service daily from 2 - 5 p.m., and choose from a selection of bites and sweets including the Hummus Plate, Farmhouse Paninis of the Day and seasonal sweets in addition to the ever-changing, highly curated cheese program.

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SUMMER MENU HIGHLIGHTS:

Farmhouse Market Salad – peaches, blueberries, Persian cucumbers, radish, sun gold tomatoes, pistachios, mixed lettuces, goat cheese, charred Meyer lemon vinaigrette, preserved Meyer lemons. Cost: $11.

Autonomy Farms Chicken Liver Paté – pickled green garlic, mustard greens and red onions, house made jam, grilled Rye Goods Co. bread. Cost: $15.

Grilled Strawberry Rhubarb Glazed Salmon Salad – strawberries, sugar snap peas, roast leeks, quinoa, sun gold tomatoes, mixed lettuces, balsamic vinaigrette, candied pecans, pickled rhubarb. Cost: $26.

Seared Albacore Salad – heirloom cherry tomato and olive tapenade, heirloom tomatoes, green beans, sweet onions, nicoise olives, capers, hard-boiled egg, pee wee potatoes, dijon vinaigrette. Cost: $25.

Grilled Prime Sirloin and Heirloom Tomato Salad – green beans, pickled red onions, avocado, little gem lettuce, grilled garlic croutons, fresh mozzarella, balsamic vinaigrette, chimichurri sauce. Cost: $27.

Herb Roast Jidori Chicken – half chicken, pee wee potatoes, roast carrots, cipollini onions, green beans, pan gravy. Cost: $24.

Shrimp, Sea Scallop and Romesco Sauce – green beans, Weiser Farms pee wee potatoes, celery, red onions, nicoise olives, zucchini and squash ribbons, arugula and capers, lemon shallot vinaigrette. Cost: $34.

Grilled Barbecue Spice Rubbed Pork Tenderloin and Peach Bourbon Sauce – 

braised greens and cannelini beans, grilled corn and summer squash, corn bread stuffing and andouille sausage and gorgonzola, grilled peach chutney. Cost: $29.

Panko, Dijon and Citrus Crusted Icelandic Cod – brown and wild rice with orange zest, pine nuts and currants, grilled asparagus, passion fruit vinaigrette. Cost: $33.

Grilled Kumquat Glazed Swordfish – carrot puree, rapini, cipollini onions, pee wee potatoes, citrus relish, fried arugula. Cost: $34.

Farmhouse Vegetable Bowl – grilled corn and summer squash, braised greens and white beans, caramelized cauliflower and chimichurri sauce with pureéd satsumaimo potatoes and cauliflower, green beans and cipollini onions, grilled peach chutney. Cost: $25.

Grilled Corn and Summer Squash – red bell peppers, red onion. Cost: $10.

Desserts

Strawberry Rhubarb Cobbler – cornmeal thyme biscuit topping, strawberry orange sauce, vanilla bean ice cream. Cost: $8.

Toasted Almond Cake – strawberry jam, mixed berries, sweet cream. Cost: $8.

SUMMER COCKTAIL MENU HIGHLIGHTS:

Nut Up Piña – macadamia nut, banana tincture, lime, chartreuse, mezcal. Cost: $15.

Mamma Needs A Nap – farm fresh fruit, honey, Jardesca, farm fresh fruit-infused amari, kombucha. Cost: $15.

Second Opinion – lemon, lime, citrus simple, gin, bitters. Cost: $15.

Natural Aphrodisiac – mint, lime, citrus sherbet, Jardesca, Blinking Owl aquavit. Cost: $15.

What’s Amaro With You? – egg, lemon, farm fresh fruit-infused amari. Cost: $15.

What Seems To Be The Officer, Problem? – black truffle cognac tincture, Scandinavian rum, punt e mes, scotch. Cost: $15.

Hours of operation

Lunch: 11:30 a.m. - 2 p.m.; Midday Menu: 2 - 5 p.m.; Dinner: 5 p.m. - closing.

Farmhouse at Roger’s Gardens is located at 2301 San Joaquin Hills Road, Corona del Mar. For more information, call 949.640.1415 or visit www.farmhouserg.com.

 

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BYC GovCup racing champion to be decided this weekend

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The Balboa Yacht Club’s 52nd Annual Governor’s Cup International Youth Match Racing Championship is underway this week. Teams from around the world are participating in this, the oldest international youth match racing regatta in the world.

Teams include:

Will Boulden (AUS), Royal Freshwater Bay Yacht Club
Crew: Alex Negri & Peron Pearse

Clare Costanzo (AUS), Royal Prince Alfred Yacht Club
Crew: Jessica Angus, Hannah Lanz, & Ruby Scholten

Christophe Killian (USA), College of Charleston Yacht Club
Crew: Porter Killian & Jeffrey Petersen

Harry Price (AUS), Cruising Yacht Club of Australia
Crew: Angus Williams & Harry Hall

Jack Parkin (USA), Riverside Yacht Club
Crew: Wiley Rogers, Victoria Thompson, & Bram Brakman

Scott Sinks (USA), San Diego Yacht Club
Crew: Wade Waddell & Johannes McElvain

Leonard Takahashi (NZL), Royal New Zealand Yacht Squadron
Crew: Josh Wijohn & Taylor Balogh

Christopher Weis (USA), Del Rey Yacht Club
Crew: Roberto Stevens & Dylan Finestone

Matt Whitfield (GBR), Penarth Yacht Club
Crew: Scott Wallis & Zak Bermon

James Wilson (NZL), Royal New Zealand Yacht Squadron
Crew: Marco Hull & Logan Andresen

David Wood (USA), Balboa Yacht Club
Crew: Max Brennan & Catherine Reynolds

Today (Friday, July 20)

Following completion of the round robin, the four semifinalists will start the “knock out” semifinals to determine the two skippers who will sail in the GovCup finals on Saturday. 

Thursday, July 19

Some would call Thursday’s Flight 18 match between Harry Price (AUS, Cruising Yacht Club of Australia), the world’s No. 1 ranked match racer of any age, and GovCup defending champion, Christophe Killian (USA, College of Charleston YC), epic, classic and even. 

The pre-start was hotly contested, with Price controlling Killian until the final 45 seconds. In a risky escape move, Killian jibed close ahead of Price who arguably had to alter course to avoid a collision, but the umpires green-flagged it (no penalty). 

Killian ended up winning the start by a boat length and led at the first two crosses up Leg 1. However, later in the first leg he could not hold off Price, who charged into the lead with slightly better boat handling. 

Down the Leg 2 run, Killian pulled even, but Price aggressively luffed him into “downwind jail” (off to the right side of the gate) and both sailed well past it. Eventually, Price led Killian back to the gate and aggressively covered his opponent for the balance of the race. The two teams were never more than three boat lengths apart – and that was the delta at the finish. 

The win helped cement Price’s tenuous standing at the top of the leaderboard on 15 wins (14.5 points after being docked half a point on Tuesday for failing to avoid contact). He went on to win his Flight 19 match against Felix Jacobsen (DEN), ending the day undefeated with five wins and 15.5 points. 

Killian was involved in the other big match of the day against another pre-regatta favorite, Leonard Takahashi (NZL, Royal New Zealand YS). Takahashi had defeated Killian in Round Robin 1, but trailed in most of today’s aggressively sailed (by both teams) match – coming from far behind and passing Killian in the final 100 meters for the win and a solid 4-1 day, losing only to the steady Chris Weis (USA, Del Rey YC). 

Meanwhile, Jack “The Giant Killer” Parkin (USA, Riverside YC), who on Wednesday had defeated both Price and Takahashi, had a less auspicious day on Thursday with only two wins. He beat Jacobsen and Wilson, while losing to Matt Whitfield (GBR), Will Boulden (AUS), and Clare Costanzo (AUS). Even if Parkin and Boulden win their remaining three matches, and Killian loses all three, they would only be tied on points, and Killian would get the tie-break nod having beaten Parkin and Boulden in their Round Robin 2 match. 

Scott Sinks (USA, San Diego YC) also struggled today, going 0-5 after winning four on Tuesday and three on Wednesday, dashing his chances for a semifinal berth. 

David Wood (USA, Balboa YC) had his best day, notching wins against Whitfield, Boulden and Jacobsen, and losing only to top dogs Price and Killian. 

Though the four semifinalists are mathematically decided, the remaining three Round Robin 2 flights on Friday could have a significant impact – the leading team at the end of the Round Robin gets to choose their semifinal opponent. 

Leaderboard at the end of Flight 19: 

1 Price (AUS) – 15.5
2 Takahashi (NZL) – 15 

3 Weis (USA) – 14
4 Killian (USA) – 13
5 Boulden (AUS) – 10 

5 Parkin (USA – 10
7 Whitfield (GBR) – 9
8 Sinks (USA) – 7
8 Costanzo (AUS) – 7 

10 Wood (USA) – 5
11 Jacobsen (DEN) – 5 

12 Wilson (NZL) – 3 

Wednesday, July 18 

The number-one ranked match racing skipper in the world, Australian Harry Price, finished second behind his arch-rival, New Zealand’s Leonard Takahashi. Price had a half-point deducted due to a collision during Tuesday’s racing that caused damage to another boat. 

After struggling in the first Round Robin, Jack Parkin (USA) heated up. He handily beat both Takahashi and Price to become the story of the day. 

The last race of the six flights pitted Parkin against defending GovCup Champion, Christophe Killian. Killian, however, won with relative ease.


We Care Wednesdays at OC Fair

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Want free admission to the Fair? Just gather up five canned goods, and bring them to the OC fairgrounds on Wednesdays from 12 - 3 p.m. Donors also get one free ride ticket. This is all a part of the “We Care Wednesday Food Drive.”

All proceeds will go to both Second Harvest Food Bank of Orange County and Orange County Food Bank. Food bank staff and volunteers are helping run the event. Truck drivers will be there as well to assist in food collection for the hungry.

Upon entering the parking lot, look for the blue, green and yellow gates. Donations help these organizations’ missions to end hunger in Orange County. Second Harvest distributes more than 1.8 million meals each month to 250,000 of our neighbors in need through a network of more than 200 local community partners in locations throughout the county. The OC Food Bank distributes more than 21 million pounds of food each year to vulnerable people.

In actuality, it is so much more than receiving free entry to the OC Fair. Donors are making a difference in people’s lives. Contact Barbara Wartman at 949.208.3139 for more information. 

The OC Fair is located at 88 Fair Drive, Costa Mesa. For a full schedule of OC Fair events and activities, visit www.ocfair.com.


Junior League presents Christmas in July

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Why wait until the holidays to shop?

On Saturday, July 21 from 8 a.m. - 1 p.m., Junior League of Orange County, Inc. (JLOCC), based in Newport Beach, will host Christmas in July, its first garage sale, offering colorful holiday décor, children’s items, books, event supplies, helpful household items and much more from The Christmas Company and other JLOCC activities.

Come and purchase new and gently used items, including books, cookbooks, various children’s items, tree skirts, over-sized ornaments, ribbon, tulle, reindeer, tabletop trees and much more. All sales are final.

Proceeds from the sale will benefit the League’s volunteer training programs and community projects in coordination with their community partners supporting foster youth, homelessness and victims of human trafficking.

The event takes place at JLOOC headquarters located at 5140 Campus Drive, Newport Beach.

Junior League of Orange County, California, Inc. is an organization of women committed to promoting voluntarism, developing the potential of women, and improving the community through the effective action and leadership of trained volunteers.

For more information, visit www.jlocc.org.


Watercolors with Carol Kreider at Sherman Library

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Artist Carol Kreider will offer a Watercolor Painting Class at Sherman Library & Gardens this Saturday, July 21 at 10 a.m. There are still a few spots open.

Kreider will teach guests how to see and paint color, and simple shapes. 

The class is designed for all levels of painter and non-painter. All materials are supplied, and each painter will take home a charming artwork. So come enjoy this experience in a picturesque garden setting.

Pre-registration is required. The cost is $35 for Friends and $45 for non-members.

Sherman Library & Gardens is located at 2647 E. Coast Highway, Corona del Mar. For more information, call 949.673.2261 or visit www.slgardens.org.


Develop your soccer skills with Strikers FC

By CONRAD KRUEGER

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Strikers FC of Newport Mesa is offering summer soccer camps for local kids looking to sharpen their skills and play. The camps are open to boys and girls inside and outside the club in the 6 - 14 age group. Players of all skill levels are welcome, whether they are first time players or at the club level. Coaches have previous experience working with kids, along with US Soccer licensing and certification, ready to develop every camper into better players on the pitch.

The camps take place Monday through Thursday from 9 - 11:45 a.m. at Bonita Creek Sports Park. The first camp took place this past week from July 16 - 19 and it was a great success. There were 25 campers, making way for a lot of small group instruction. This allowed players to feel more included and comfortable with their coaches and peers. Each day of the camp has a different focus, helping players develop a well-rounded skill set.

The upcoming camp takes place August 27 - 30 with the same location and times. The cost is $150 per player for the entire week, but there is an option of a $50 daily drop-in. Make sure every player brings proper soccer attire such as cleats, shin guards and athletic shorts/shirts. Also, bring plenty of water, sunscreen and refuel snacks each day to fight the blazing sun.

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        Camp Format:

        Monday: Passing/Receiving with a technical/Coerver skills emphasis.

        Tuesday: Turns/Control with game situation/knowledge emphasis. Quiz Day!

        Wednesday: “Wacky-World Cup Wednesday.” Dress in any country’s colors/jersey of your choice, dress up with face paint/hair coloring, the crazier the better!

        Thursday: Small sided/group player followed by mini-World Cup tournament.

        Sign up while you still can and secure your child’s spot for the upcoming August 27 - 30 camp. It’s the perfect way to end summer and have your soccer stud prepared for Fall leagues.

        For more information, visit www.newportmesasoccer.com.


THE LOT presents Friday Night Flix

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 “Pretty in Pink” will be the featured film at Friday Night Flix on July 27

Enjoy an outdoor movie under the stars every Friday in July in the Neiman Marcus Bloomingdale’s Courtyard from 7:30 - 10 p.m. The cost is $10.

Scheduled line-up includes:

July 20: Dirty Dancing

July 27: Pretty in Pink

Check-in begins at 7:30 p.m. Showtime is at dusk. Enjoy a warm bag of popcorn with your purchase of a $10 general admission ticket. Movies are subject to change. Seating is first come, first serve. Chairs will be provided. Food is permitted, but please no coolers. No alcohol is not permitted. This event is weather permitting.

To purchase tickets visit, www.eventbrite.com/e/fashion-islands-friday-night-flix-tickets-47028719165?aff=ebdssbdestsearch.

Fashion Island is located t 401 Newport Center Drive, Newport Beach. For more information, call (949) 721-2000.


The most storied Gentlemen’s Smoker on the West Coast returns Friday, July 27 at the Balboa Bay Club and Resort

Gentlemens Smoker

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(L-R) Sam El-Rabaa, Henry Schielein, John Wortmann, Chris Louis and Todd Pickup enjoying the Gentlemen’s Smoker

It began some two decades ago when hotelier Henry Schielein, former president of The Balboa Bay Club, brought to Southern California the old-world tradition of the “Gentlemen’s Black-Tie Smoker,” transported from his prior post at the legendary Ritz Carlton Hotel, Boston. Schielein adjusted and modernized the concept of a men’s-only night out sans their female partners, doing what men often do, which simply boils down to talking about women who are not there, bragging about their accomplishments, talking sports, and enjoying amazing food and libations. And let’s not forget the cigars. In a modern world such a concept seems like an anachronism in the face of the reality of our times. But guess what? The smoker was a smash from the very first outing and has remained so each summer on the lawn of the Balboa Bay Club and Resort property facing the beach and the main channel of Newport Bay.

Gone are the tuxedos and the stiffly starched collars, replaced by nautical blue blazers and khaki slacks often worn with the unofficial Newport Beach uniform: the Tommy Bahama island-themed shirt. The interesting fact remains that the wives and girlfriends don’t seem to mind giving their man a night out for a little fraternal jostling in an extremely civilized atmosphere. Without question, the smoker is a once a year unique experience.

There are a number of factors that make this event unique. First, it’s all for an exceptionally important community cause. Each year funds raised from donations, auction sales, and ticket revenue are earmarked in full to support the Balboa Bay Club’s annual “1221 Student Scholarship Awards Program,” which has raised in excess of $1.7 million over the past 15 years and sent hundreds of local Newport Mesa students off to college with a leg up. Second, the setting is spectacular. Round tables covered in crisp white summer linens festooned with florals, candles and an army of coordinated wine and champagne glassware at each place setting bids welcome to the some 200 gentlemen guests joining together at 6 p.m. on a summer night fronting the Pacific. Third, the food, which this year once again is being supervised by Balboa Bay Resort Executive Chef Rachel Haggstrom, will feature an over the top multi-course dinner created around a superb cut of filet and fresh lobster. Without question, libations will flow. Charles Krug will be the wine sponsor this season joining liquor sponsors including Patron and Grey Goose. And finally, the cigar will reign king of the night. The selection will rival the best selection offered by any tobacco purveyor in the country.

The major undertaking is now being produced by Balboa Bay Resort General Manager Sam El-Rabaa working in conjunction with Balboa Bay Club General Manager Leticia Rice. Chairman of the Balboa Bay Club Board of Governors John Wortmann will return as master of ceremonies joined by former Costa Mesa Mayor, businessman and amazing comic wit, Peter Buffa. The duo will encourage the crowd to bid generously on an array of amazing travel, dining, wine and lifestyle items including a trip to Hawaii and weekend jaunts to great hotels and resorts in popular destinations.

A limited number of reservations are still available. This special event is open to the public. Tickets are priced at $300 per person inclusive. For reservations, call 949.630.4201.

The Balboa Bay Club and Resort is located at 1221 W. Coast Highway, Newport Beach. For more information, visit www.balboabayresort.com.


Segerstrom Center to celebrate National Dance Day

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Segerstrom Center for the Arts is joining The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts as the official sites of this year’s 9th annual National Dance Day (NDD) celebrations on Saturday, July 28. National Dance Day is presented by The Dizzy Feet Foundation (DFF), co-founded by Nigel Lythgoe and Adam Shankman. Segerstrom Center is the exclusive West Coast site and The Kennedy Center is the site of the East Coast celebrations.

Segerstrom Center events will be held from 1 - 8 p.m. on the Julianne and George Argyros Plaza. The NDD routine will be led by So You Think You Can Dance (SYTYCD) All-Star Allison Holker with special guest emcee Adam Shankman. Fully inclusive and interactive dance lessons in a wide variety of dance styles will be held throughout the day, along with opportunities to learn this year’s official NDD routine. The day’s celebrations include performances and classes by DEA Youth Dance Program, School of Rock – The Musical, Culture Shock Los Angeles, Viver Brasil, Infinite Flow, Backhausdance and Relámpago del Cielo Grupo Folklórico, along with Segerstrom Center’s Summer at the Center participants, Five Days of Broadway summer camp and American Ballet Theatre William J. Gillespie School.

Close out the day dancing under the stars during the Silent Disco dance party in the center of the Plaza. Discount Dance Supply (DDS) will join in on the National Dance Day celebration with fun activities including a photo booth, DDS apparel and pointe shoe fittings, as well as on-site giveaways and opportunity drawings.

As part of the National Dance Day celebration, dance master classes will be available for advanced, experienced dancers. Contemporary class with Rochelle Mapes (professional commercial dancer and judge) will be at 1 p.m.; Ballet with Amanda Cobb (former American Ballet Theatre dancer) at 2:15 p.m.; Ballroom with Kiki Nyemchek and Koine “Koko” Iwasaki (So You Think You Can Dance stars) will be at 3:30 p.m. Classes are $10 and space is limited. Reserve your spot today by emailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or by calling 714.556.2122, ext. 4104.

This year’s NDD routine was created by Emmy Award-winning choreographer Mandy Moore to Kylie Minogue’s song, “Dancing.” The video features Dancing With The Stars troupe members Britt Stewart, Morgan Larson and Hayley Erbert, along with Season 13 SYTYCD winner, Kida Burns and Season 11 contestant Nick Garcia, as well as The Rollettes founder, Chelsie Hill. The 2018 National Dance Day routine is available now on Dizzy Feet Foundation’s YouTube channel.

No matter where they are, anyone can participate in National Dance Day by submitting their own creative version of the NDD routine and participate in this year’s dance challenge, #DanceMadeMeDoIt. Those who can’t attend the celebrations at the Kennedy Center or Segerstrom Center, are encouraged to host their own NDD event and register online by joining DFF’s National Directory of Events. For more information, visit www.scfta.org/events/2018/national-dance-day-2018-free. 

The Julianne and George Argyros Plaza at Segerstrom Center for the Arts is located at 600 Town Center Drive, Costa Mesa. For more information, visit www.scfta.org.


Come tour Mesa Water District’s water-wise garden at the OC Fair

Mesa Water

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Take a guided tour of Mesa Water District’s water-wise demonstration garden during the 2018 OC Fair to learn about beautifying your landscape with California-Friendly® plants. The garden features drought-tolerant plants, drip irrigation, mulch, smart sprinkler timers, and other water-saving features that create an attractive landscape, prevent water waste and protect the environment.

Mesa Water’s conservation staff will lead tours, answer questions, and share tips about using water wisely indoors and outdoors. Visitors can also take a photo with Mesa Water’s Hank the Hydrant, Safety Sam and Whitney Waterdrop characters representing Mesa Water’s high-quality water services. Visitors can also spin the Mesa Water® prize wheel to win a water-wise prize.

Hours are 12 - 5 p.m. on Water-Wise Wednesdays: July 18 and 25, and August 1 and 8 (garden tours take place at 1, 2, 3 and 4 p.m.). Mesa Water’s water-wise garden is located in front of Gallery 15 in the Centennial Farm area of the fairgrounds.

For more information, visit www.MesaWater.org/OCfair or call Mesa Water at 949.631.1200.

The OC Fair is located at 88 Fair Drive, Costa Mesa.


Pet of the WeekDog and Cat print

StuNewsNewport is delighted to be working with the Newport Beach Animal Shelter to help get the word out in search of loving homes for pets that deserve a warm, nurturing environment and a place to call “home.”

Gia

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Animal Shelter

MEET GIA

Gia is a 14-week-old Chihuahua mix. She was raised in foster care with two big dogs. She will need a home with a younger active dog for her to play with. She is spayed, microchipped and up to date on all her vaccines.

Adoption costs at the shelter:

Dogs - $130

Puppies - $150

Cats - $90

Kittens - $110

At any given time, the shelter can have 4 - 5 dogs and 7 - 8 cats/kittens and other pets available for adoption. At times, they receive owner turn-ins that would do best adopted out together. 

If you are interested in finding out more about Gia or any other animals up for adoption, the Newport Beach Animal Shelter is located at 20302 Riverside Drive, Newport Beach. It is open Tuesday through Sunday from 11 a.m. - 4 p.m. Call 949.644.3656. Email Valerie Schomburg at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

To find out how you can help support the shelter, visit www.nbpd.org and click on “Our Animal Shelter” to view the wish list. They can always use food & treats; new toys; grooming, hygiene & comfort products; as well as laundry soap, dish soap, paper towels, sponges & scrub pads and lint rollers. If you are interested in volunteering, you can fill out and sign the application on the website.


Come celebrate the 65th anniversary of the 1953 Scout Jamboree on the Irvine Ranch

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Scout Jamboree Monument at Fashion Island

This year marks the 65th anniversary of the 1953 Scout Jamboree held on the original Irvine Ranch where Newport Center and Fashion Island now stand. Come help celebrate the reunion on Thursday, July 19 at 3 p.m.

The Boy Scouts of America Orange County Council will be holding a dedication at Fashion Island’s Memorial Marble Plaque, located above the escalator between Macy’s and Le Pain Quotidien.

A reception and dinner will follow at Cucina Enoteca from 5 - 7 p.m. for $75 per person. Organizers are requesting RSVPs by Wednesday, July 18.

For more information and to share your Jamboree memories, contact Devon Dougherty at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 714.546.8558 ext. 145.

The first national Scout Jamboree was in 1935 and the Boy Scouts of America’s third Jamboree was in 1953 in Orange County – the only time a national jamboree was ever held on the West Coast. The 3,000-acre site was donated by The Irvine Company, and thousands of tents were pitched near what was then only an unpaved muddy trail, later named Jamboree Road in honor of the event. Even back then, some 50,000 people from around the world attended.


Stu News Newport seeks summer leagues, camps

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Stu News Newport is looking to coaches, camp counselors, teachers, parents and boosters…anyone that can fill us in on the summer activities of Newport Beach kids and adults. 

We want local club results (soccer, baseball, swimming, tennis, golf, surfing...), local tournaments or opportunities for youth and adult participation, leagues and camps included. You get the idea...

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For A Good Cause

From Golf to Galas: Supporting Our Community

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2018 Michael Chang Tennis Classic | July 21 from 5 - 9 p.m. | Tickets are $50 online and $60 at the door, if not sold out. | World-champion tennis players Michael Chang and Kei Nishikori will compete in a World Class Tennis Doubles Pro Exhibition to raise funds for HomeAid OC and the Chang Family Foundation as part of the 2018 Michael Chang Tennis Classic. It also includes a USC vs. UCLA Undercard Match and silent auction. Food and drinks are available for purchase.

For tickets, contact: www.ChangTennis.com/Exhibition

Takes place at the Newport Beach Tennis Club, 2601 Eastbluff Drive, Newport Beach.

For A Good Cause Nishikori

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Big Brothers Big Sisters of Orange County | July 21. Food and Drinks at 5 p.m.; Live Music at 7 p.m. | Tickets: $250 which includes food, drinks and live music. Sponsorships begin at $2,500. Join Big Brothers Big Sisters in celebrating six decades of changing futures at the 60th Birthday Summer Fest.

Contact: Purchase tickets at https://online.ocbigs.org.

Takes place at a private residence in Newport Beach.

Miracle of Mobility | July 26 at 5:30 p.m. | Tickets are $175. |This festive evening features delectable food stations with an international flair, one-of-a-kind silent auction and an uplifting program featuring stories of transformation. This year, special guest Swati Dlamini Mandela, granddaughter of Nelson and Winnie Mandela, will share an inspiring message of hope. Mandel is the founding partner and managing director of Qunu Workforce, an organization committed to creating equality in the workforce for South African people living with disabilities, many of whom face great stigma. Come celebrate with the Free Wheelchair Mission community. Self-parking is hosted in the Center Tower, Park Center and Plaza Tower parking structures.

Contact: www.freewheelchairmission.org

Takes place in the Renee & Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall at Segerstrom Center for the Arts, 600 Town Center Drive, Costa Mesa.

Working Wardrobes & VetNet | July 28 at 6 p.m. | Tickets are $250. | Opportunity Drawing: Tesla Radio Flyer Model S Electric Kids Car, $50. Hosted Tables of up to 10 people are $3,000. Sponsorships are available. A Star Spangled Night supports the powerful programs offered to men, women, young adults and veterans at Working Wardrobes and VetNet. Enjoy an evening of great food, fabulous wine and entertainment.

Contact: Call 714.210.2460. www.workingwardrobes.org

Takes place at the Fashion Island Hotel, 690 Newport Center Drive, Newport Beach.

10th Annual Lobsterfest at Newport Beach | August 5 from 3 - 8 p.m. | This annual celebration of summer centers around a fresh whole Maine lobster dinner with dancing to live music, an opportunity drawing for a big screen TV, and fun on the beach for the entire family. Live whole Maine lobster flown in fresh on the morning of the event is prepared on-site alongside a buffet that includes New York strip steak, corn-on-the-cob, red potatoes, salad, freshly baked sourdough rolls and dessert. In addition to serving a whole Maine lobster dinner and all its complements, the event features a full bar with spirits, craft beer and premium wine. “West Coast Party Crashers” who was a

huge hit last year will supply the live entertainment. Their high energy four-piece dance band covers everything from Contemporary Rock to Hip Hop, ‘90s Alternative, ‘70s Disco/Funk and ‘80s New Wave/Rock...guaranteed to keep the party rolling. All proceeds from the event will benefit Make-A-Wish® – Orange County and Inland Empire and Leadership Tomorrow – Orange County. Make-A-Wish® grants the wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions to enrich the human experience with hope, strength, and joy. Leadership Tomorrow – Orange County is a nine-month program designed for informed citizens committed to learning more about their communities. 

Contact: www.lobsterfestatnewportbeach.com for tickets and more information.

Takes place at Newport Dunes Waterfront Resort, 1131 W. Coast Highway, Newport Beach (enter via Bayside Drive).      

Lobsterfest for For A Good Cause

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National MS Society, Pacific Coast Chapter | August 25 from 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. | Tickets are $100; Tables for 10 start at $1,000 | 5th Annual Bubbles & Brunch to End MS | Bubbles & Brunch to End MS is famous for featuring a complimentary champagne reception including fun drawings and a premier silent auction. Following the reception, guests will enjoy a delightful three-course brunch while listening to inspirational speakers and learning more about MS breakthroughs.

Contact: Register online at http://casmain.nationalmssociety.org/site/Calendar?id=365278&view=Detail or call Melissa FitzGerald at 760.448.8432. www.mspacific.org

Takes place at Fashion Island Hotel in the Grand Ballroom, 690 Newport Center Drive, Newport Beach.

South Coast Repertory | September 15 | Tickets: $2,500 (limited number available) with table sponsorships beginning at $15,000. | “Places, Please!” kicks off the Orange Country theater and social seasons at South Coast Repertory. This dazzling event celebrates the artistic collaborations that make SCR’s productions so extraordinary. Peek through the curtain, indulge your creativity and bask in the backstage magic. This is a memorable night with a great purpose: all proceeds from the 2018 Gala will support artistry onstage and unparalleled arts education programs for the next generation of enlightened theatregoers. Enjoy an evening that includes: flowing cocktails & gourmet dining, live entertainment & dancing, and dramatic décor & theatrical experiences. Gala chairs are William Schenker and Talya Nevo-Hacohen.

Contact: To purchased tickets or tables, call 714.708.5518. www.scr.org

Takes place at The Westin South Coast Plaza, 686 Anton Blvd., Costa Mesa. 

Cruisin’ For A Cure Car Show | September 22, gates open at 6 a.m.; event runs until 4 p.m. | Cost: $15 or $13 with your AAA card; Kids 12 and under are free. Parking is $8. | 19th Annual Cruisin’ for a Cure is the world’s largest one-day charity car show with more than 3,500 vehicles on display and more than 200 vendors and exhibitors. They get to cruise through the OC Fair & Event Center for 1.5 miles and/or park and just display their vehicles. Grand Marshal is Dave Kunz, ABC Channel 7 Eyewitness News Automotive Specialist. All proceeds benefit prostate cancer research.

Contact: www.cruisinforacure.com

Takes place at OC Fair & Event Center, 88 Fair Drive, Costa Mesa.

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Laura’s House | September 22 at 6 p.m. | Tickets are $275. | Join Annual Gala guests in celebrating 24 years of service to the community. Enjoy a cocktail reception, silent and live auctions and a dinner reception. Guests of honor include individuals and corporations that have contributed integral support to the programs and services Laura’s House provides.

Contact: Andrea McCallister, 949.361.3775, ext. 211. www.laurashouse.org

Takes place at Balboa Bay Resort, 1221 W. Coast Highway, Newport Beach.

Veterans Legal Institute | September 23 at 6 p.m. | Join the Carol Lee Group in support of the Veterans Legal Institute (VLI) at The American Patriot’s Ball. This worthwhile organization serves our nation’s heroes when they need help the most. VLI provides pro-bono legal aid which addresses one of the greatest needs faced by our service men and women. Carol Lee Group provides world-class real estate marketing and sales services in all areas of Newport Beach, Newport Coast and Corona del Mar.

Contact: VLI for more information, to register for the event and for sponsorship opportunities, 714.852.3492. www.vetslegal.com

Takes place at Fashion Island Hotel, 690 Newport Center Drive, Newport Beach

Susan G. Komen | September 23 | 27th Annual Susan G. Komen Orange County Race for a Cure is the annual 5K run/walk, and the largest annual fundraiser of its kind in Orange County. Join thousands of supporters, breast cancer survivors and families gathering with a common vision: a world without breast cancer.

Contact: Stacy Davis at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., or call 714.957.9157, ext. 34. www.komenoc.org/race

Takes place at Fashion Island, Newport Beach.

For A Good Cause Komen

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The Literacy Project | September 27 | The annual “What Dreams Are Made Of” Gala is an exciting, inspiring and purpose-driven evening featuring special guest speakers, a live auction and a program showcasing how the organization helps thousands of illiterate Southern California students learn to read. Accompanied by their adult role models, they choose three students from The Literacy Project’s reading program to highlight the event, and share their future dreams of being successful literate adults. This elegant evening brings together philanthropists, literacy experts and passionate supporters of education to raise funds to provide The Literacy Project’s proprietary 30-hour reading program at “no cost” to struggling readers in elementary school classrooms throughout Southern California.

Contact: www.literacyprojectfoundation.org

Takes place at Newport Beach Country Club, One Clubhouse Drive, Newport Beach. 

The Joyful Child Foundation | September 29 from 5:30 - 9:30 p.m. | Tickets: $125 per person (early purchase); after July 26, $150 per person. Table sponsorship for 10 guests, $1,250. The Joyful Feast 2018 is the Annual Gala of Champions for Children. The organization celebrates the memory of Samantha Runnion, and is dedicated to preventing crimes against children through programs that educate, empower and unite families and communities.

Contact: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.; www.thejoyfulchild.org

Takes place at Fashion Island Hotel, 690 Newport Center Drive, Newport Beach.

Global G.L.O.W. | September 29 | Sponsorships available from $2,500 - $100,000. Enjoy Glow Gala with a sunset cocktail reception, live auction, and dinner & dancing above the picturesque Pacific Ocean.

Contact: www.globalglowgala.org

Takes place at The Resort at Pelican Hill, 22701 South Pelican Hill Road, Newport Coast.

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Orange County | October 4 – Scotch and Cigar Bar at 6 p.m.; Dinner and Live Auction at 7 p.m. | Table sponsorships available from $15,000. Join Big Brothers Big Sisters for The 54th Annual Gourmet Dinner, its premier event that brings together more than 400 of Orange County’s most influential people. At the nonprofit’s largest fundraiser of the year, guest enjoy Scotch bar, cocktail reception, sit-down multicourse dinner, opportunity drawings, exciting live auction experiences and a heartfelt presentation from a child about the life-changing relationship he or she shares with a mentor.

Contact: Sloane Kean at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 714.619.7048. www.ocbigs.org

Takes place at Balboa Bay Resort, 1221 W. Coast Highway, Newport Beach.

Crystal Cove Conservancy | October 6 at 5 p.m. | Sponsorships and underwriting opportunities are available from $1,500. The shorefront setting overlooking the Pacific Ocean is the perfect venue for this annual affair, which raises funds for Crystal Cove Conservancy’s work to preserve the historic destination.

Contact: Cindy Otto at 949.376.6200, ext. 204. www.crystalcove.org

Takes place on the Blufftop at Crystal Cove State Park under the stars.

UCP-OC| October 22 | Sponsorships are available. The 24th Annual Life Without Limits Autumn Golf Classic raises funds vital to the success of the nonprofit’s mission: to help children with disabilities reach their full potential and improve the quality of life for their families.

Contact: Katherine Bade at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. www.ucpoc.org/golf

Takes place at The Resort at Pelican Hill, 22701 South Pelican Hill Road, Newport Coast.

PADRE Foundation | October 6 from 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. | Free. | Registration information coming soon. Raising the Wave of Diabetes & BBQ is a School Nurse Forum to help school health personnel become further updated about Type 1 diabetes and its impact on children during school hours. The theme is: “Turning Stumbling Blocks into Stepping Stones: Responding Successfully to the Emotional and Other Challenges of Diabetes.” The PADRE Foundation School Nurse Training is open to all school nurses, health care workers and office aides to provide them with current information on how they can help support school children who have the complex chronic disease. Guest speakers to be announced. The PADRE Foundation is dedicated to offering positive support to programs and services to assist those living with Type 1 diabetes, and pediatric-adolescent diabetes research education.

Contact: RSVP by Monday, October 1 through Eventbrite. For general questions, call the PADRE Foundation office at 714.509.8330 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Takes place at the Mary and Dick Allen Diabetes Center, 520 Superior Ave., Newport Beach.

 

Editor’s Note: If you have a philanthropic event with a connection to Newport Beach you would like to see publicized, please email the information with an image and contact person with email address to Lana Johnson: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. If you would like to reach out to Newport Beach non-profit organizations, visit https://greatnonprofits.org/city/newport-beach/CA


Newport’s Best Bets in Arts & Entertainment

From Live Theater to Community Happenings, enjoy these!

Classic Cars

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2018 Movie Mondays Line-Up continues on July 23, 30 and August 6. Set-up begins at 5:30 p.m.; movies start at approximately 8 p.m. with Moonrise Kingdom on July 23, The Mask of Zorro on July 30 and Star Trek on August 6. All showings on the Argyros Plaza are free, with closed captioning provided. Movie Mondays is one of Orange County’s most popular summertime events, with its fun-filled activities, picnic dinners, popular food trucks and five fan-favorite films on consecutive Mondays. Families, friends and fans from all over the Southland are encouraged to arrive early to claim their spaces and enjoy early dinners, music and people-watching. Guests may bring beach chairs or other easily portable seating items, snacks and picnic suppers. Guests can enjoy dinner at Center 360 café, or order from a variety of different food trucks serving culinary sensations. Barbecues, tables or large food set-ups will not be permitted. Audience participation events will entertain the crowd before each show.

Contact: www.scfta.org

Takes place at Argyros Plaza, Segerstrom Center for the Arts, 600 Town Center Drive, Costa Mesa. 

Moonrise Kingdom

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2018 OC Fair, Continuing through August 12. “Free Your Inner Farmer” is this year’s theme. Come for the carnival rides, discover the new fried food offerings, check out Centennial Farm, the pig races, livestock, home, garden & craft displays, great entertainment...the list goes on and on. Opening Day admission and parking are free from 12 - 3 p.m.). General admission is $12 on weekdays, $14 on weekends, $7 for kids and seniors, and youngsters 5 and under are free. Hours of operation: 12 p.m. - midnight on weekdays, 11 a.m. - midnight on weekends. Closed Mondays and Tuesdays.

For more information and to view special promotion days, visit www.ocfair.com.

Takes place at the OC Fair & Event Center, 88 Fair Drive, Costa Mesa

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SandScapes by “Mr. Sand Castle” Chris Crosson, Continuing through September 3. Crosson has created original sand sculptures that will be on display throughout the Summer. He began his passion in 1994 when he and his family enrolled in the Corona del Mar Sandcastle Contest. He was hooked! You can usually find him most Saturday mornings at Sapphire and South Bay Front, Balboa Island, sculpting his magic! Cost: Admission charge. 

Contact: www.slgardens.org

Takes place at Sherman Library & Gardens is located at 2647 E. Coast Highway, Corona del Mar. 

Chris & Whale

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Block Printing Workshop, July 21 from 10 a.m. - 12 p.m. Led by instructor Elizabeth James, join this block printing workshop in the Pelican Courtyard. Spend the morning learning how to make block prints. Once you get the technique down, you’ll go home with a scarf, large tea towel, four greeting cards and an instruction book. They will furnish a selection of printing wood blocks and all the necessary supplies. Bring your own apron. Elizabeth James is the founder of Pacific & Rose Textiles. Her collections of hand-blocked home and lifestyle products have been printed in her Jaipur, India workshop since 2001. Additional vintage wood blocks and blanks will be available for purchase. Cost: $65. Minimum six/maximum 12. There is a 48-hour cancellation.

Contact: www.seasidegalleryandgoods.com

Takes place at Seaside Gallery & Goods, 124 Tustin Ave., Ste. 100, Newport Beach.

Woodblocks

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Mind, Body, Nature Youth Summer Camp, July 23 - 26 from 1 - 4 p.m. Join Miss Stacey, local artist and yoga teacher, as you mindfully connect to your inner landscape through exploring the outer landscape of the Gardens. Your child will spend their afternoon observing and learning about the magic living in the Gardens, and create art inspired by nature. Yoga will be weaved in throughout the day to move energy, experience joy and reconnect to the present moment. To end each day, a mindfulness practice will bring everything together, reinforcing how you can find a place of peace in any environment. Cost: Friends: $220; Non-Members, $240. Geared to ages 8 - 14.

Contact: www.slgardens.org

Takes place at Sherman Library & Gardens is located at 2647 E. Coast Highway, Corona del Mar.

School of Rock – The Musical, July 24 - August 5. Performance times vary. Tickets on sale now, starting at $29. This is the second of two brand new Andrew Lloyd Webber musicals to Orange County. Following two weeks of packed houses for Webber’s Love Never Dies, this high-octane Broadway and West End hit comes to Segerstrom Hall. This hilarious musical features all the original songs from the 2003 film plus 14 new songs written specially for the show by Andrew Lloyd Webber and musical theater’s first-ever all-kids rock band. They can be purchased online at www.scfta.org, at the Box Office at 600 Town Center Drive in Costa Mesa, or by calling 714.556. 2787. For inquiries about group ticket savings for 10 or more, call the Group Services office at 714.755.0236. The 2 p.m. performance on Saturday, August 4 will include audio description, open captioning and sign-language interpretation. 

Takes place at Segerstrom Center for the Arts, 600 Town Center Drive, Costa Mesa. 

School of Rock

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Miracle of Mobility, July 26 at 5:30 p.m. Tickets are $175. This festive evening features delectable food stations with an international flair, one-of-a-kind silent auction and an uplifting program featuring stories of transformation. This year, special guest Swati Dlamini Mandela, granddaughter of Nelson and Winnie Mandela, will share an inspiring message of hope. Mandel is the founding partner and managing director of Qunu Workforce, an organization committed to creating equality in the workforce for South African people living with disabilities, many of whom face great stigma. Come celebrate with the Free Wheelchair Mission community. Self-parking is hosted in the Center Tower, Park Center and Plaza Tower parking structures.

Takes place in the Renee & Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall at Segerstrom Center for the Arts, 600 Town Center Drive, Costa Mesa. 

Happy Hour Yoga, July 27 at 6 p.m. Find Your Zen owner Christina Ratusznik, a certified yoga instructor and nutritionist, will lead a special after-hours yoga class in the Gardens. Enjoy an hour of flow yoga followed by a refreshing beverage or special treat.  All levels are encouraged to attend. Bring your own mat or towel. Three person minimum. Happy Hour Yoga is held the last Friday of each month. Cost: Friends, $10; Non-Members, $20.

Held at Sherman Library & Gardens, 2647 E. Coast Highway, Corona del Mar. 949.673.2261. www.slgardens.org

Summer Movies in the Park, July 27, August 24 and September 21. Bring the whole family along with a blanket or towel and folding chairs and come enjoy this summer line-up of Movies in the Park from 6:45 - 9 p.m. Screenings begin at sunset. Schedule: June 22 - Despicable Me at Buffalo Hills Park (Andersen Elementary School), 1891 Park Provence Place, Newport Beach; July 27 - Ferdinand at Cliff Drive Park, 301 Riverside Ave., Newport Beach; August 24 - Coco at Grant Howald Park, 3000 Fifth Ave., Corona del Mar; and September 21 - Cars 3 at Channel Place Park, 4400 Channel Place, Newport Beach. There will be free activities, free candy and most importantly free popcorn for you to enjoy. Food will be available for purchase.

Contact: For more information, 949.270.8150.

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Watercolor Series - Seashells, July 31 from 10 a.m. - 12 p.m. Led by artist, Renee Ortiz, in the Pelican Courtyard, come experience watercolor fun. Ortiz will be teaching three consecutive Tuesdays. Enjoy one or all three, as they are each unique lessons with time to play and practice. Today’s class is themed, “She sells seashells.” Learn to look at shapes, colors and textures, practice sketching, and then paint these little treasures from the sea. Ortiz will show you her techniques for painting on the go and at the sea. You will take home a starter journal to fill, along with some knowledge and sweet memories. All materials are included. All levels are welcome. Cost: $65. Reservations are required. Cancellation is 48 hours prior.

Contact: www.seasidegalleryandgoods.com

Takes place at Seaside Gallery & Goods, 124 Tustin Ave., Ste. 100, Newport Beach.

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Modern Calligraphy Workshop, August 2 from 10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Led by instructor Kristen Khan - Inkchanted Paper & Designs, this modern calligraphy class is for those who have no prior experience, or for those who are looking to further refine their skills. You will go over the basic strokes for beautiful lettering, how to put them together to create your lowercase alphabet, how to use a pointed nib and troubleshooting. At the end of the class, you will enjoy the opportunity to create something new with what you’ve learned, so you can share it with friends and family while further enhancing your skills. What is included for new students: One tote bag; one pencil kit; one practice pad; one pen holder; one nib; one pot of black ink; lower case, upper case and numbers/symbols exemplars, and any needed materials. Light refreshments. What’s included for returning students: one nib; one practice pad; refill of black ink (please bring your jar); lower case, upper case and numbers/symbols exemplars, and any needed materials. Light refreshments. Cost: $80. Minimum three/maximum 20. Advanced reservations are required. Cancellation is 48 hours prior.

Contact: www.seasidegalleryandgoods.com

Takes place at Seaside Gallery & Goods, 124 Tustin Ave., Ste. 100, Newport Beach.

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Cold Wax Workshop Series, August 2 from 6 - 8 p.m. Join Renee Ortiz in the Pelican Courtyard and explore the cold wax medium. Cold wax is becoming the new darling of the old mediums. Ortiz teaches palette knife techniques to play with this buttery paint. She will be teaching three Thursdays in August. Take one or all three as they will each be unique lessons with different subject matter. All levels are welcome. All materials are included. Today’s theme is “Garden of Cold Wax.” Learn to look at shapes, texture and color, as you play with cold wax medium and oil paint, creating your own unique floral piece to take home. Cost: $75. Advanced reservations are required. Cancellation is 48 hours prior.

Contact: www.seasidegalleryandgoods.com

Takes place at Seaside Gallery & Goods, 124 Tustin Ave., Ste. 100, Newport Beach.

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A Beginner’s Journey to Hand Lettering, August 4 and 25 from 10 a.m. - 12 p.m. Led by artist, Tiffany Rowe, this hand-lettering class is for those looking to learn the basics of lettering by hand. Whether you’re wanting to learn how to make those birthday cards and thank-you envelopes look pretty, create hand-lettered signs for your home, or you’re simply looking for a new hobby, this class is for you! Together, you will go over how to achieve those flowy, bouncy letters, learn how to connect them together, mix and match different hand-lettered fonts and discover how to make your design stand out to an audience. At the end of class, you will be able to create a beautiful, hand-lettered piece of art that you can take home, frame, and share with your family and friends. All materials are included and consist of: 1 Tombow Twintone pen, 1 Pentel Fude Touch Brush Sign Pen, 1 Tombow Dual Brush Pen, 1 Crayola Super Tip Marker, 1 Canvas Bag, 1 Sticker, Beginners Journey to Hand Lettering Booklet (lower case alphabet, Sans Serif, and Decorative Serif examples, words and phrases to practice, and a 30-day lettering challenge), and Materials for class project. Light refreshments. Cost: $85. Reservations are required. Cancellation is 48 hours prior to each of the workshops.

Contact: www.seasidegalleryandgoods.com

Takes place at Seaside Gallery & Goods, 124 Tustin Ave., Ste. 100, Newport Beach.

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OC Fair Fun Run 5K, August 5 at 8 a.m. Run, skip or hop through the OC Fair Fun Run 5k August 5. Free your inner runner and enjoy food, fun, a free fair ticket and much more! Tickets are $10 - $30.

Contact: To register, visit www.ocfair5k.com and follow @ocfair5k for more information and updates.

Takes place at OC Fair & Event Center, 88 Fair Drive, Costa Mesa.

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Sherman Library Lecture, August 7 at 7 p.m. Free. Ninety years ago on August 5, 1928, the Corona del Mar Surf Club hosted the first Pacific Coast Surf Board Championships. There were contestants from Santa Monica, Santa Ana, Redondo Beach and Los Angeles, making a total of 15 entries. This contest paved the way for future surfing competitions and it all started with the swells at Corona del Mar. Local historian and surfer Paul Burnett co-author, with his wife Claudine, of Surfing Newport Beach: The Glory Days of Corona del Mar, will discuss the history and highlights of this Corona del Mar historical event.

Contact: RSVP to 949.673.1880, or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. www.slgardens.org

Takes place at Sherman Library & Gardens, 2647 E. Coast Highway, Corona del Mar.

Watercolor Series - Abstract Landscapes with Pops of Color, August 7 from 10 a.m. - 12 p.m. Led by artist, Renee Ortiz, in the Pelican Courtyard, come experience watercolor fun. Ortiz will be teaching on consecutive Tuesdays. Learn some fun tricks, a bit of color theory, and a few techniques to quickly capture the sea in fun and expressive ways. This is sketchbook practice to take with you to your beach days and vacation stays. Includes a sketch journal to take home. All materials included. All levels welcome. Cost: $65. Reservations are required. Cancellation is 48 hours prior.

Contact: www.seasidegalleryandgoods.com

Takes place at Seaside Gallery & Goods, 124 Tustin Ave., Ste. 100, Newport Beach.

Cold Wax Workshop Series - Cold Wax and the Still Life, August 9 from 6 - 8 p.m. Join Renee Ortiz in the Pelican Courtyard and explore the cold wax medium. Cold wax is becoming the new darling of the old mediums. Learn about values in a composition, capture the highlights and shadows and everything in between as you play with your food! Cost: $75. Advanced reservations are required. Cancellation is 48 hours prior.

Contact: www.seasidegalleryandgoods.com

Takes place at Seaside Gallery & Goods, 124 Tustin Ave., Ste. 100, Newport Beach.

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Seussical, August 11 - 19. Performance times vary, taking place on the Julia Argyros Stage. Tickets range from $23 - $88. What’s more fun than reading a fantastical Dr. Seuss book? Seeing a magical musical extravaganza – live, onstage with all your favorite Dr. Seuss characters! Cat in the Hat is your host and Horton the Elephant is your guide on a journey from the Jungle of Nool to the Circus McGurkus to the World of the Whos, as a little boy with a big imagination proves that a person is a person, no matter how small. “Oh, the Thinks You Can Think” when you join SCR’s Summer Players (talented young actors who audition for roles in the annual production after at least one full year in the Theatre Conservatory) for this Broadway hit about the power of friendship and loyalty...one of the most popular musicals ever. Recommended for ages ​6 and above​.

Contact: For more information and to reserve tickets, visit www.scr.org.

Takes place at South Coast Repertory, 655 Town Center Drive, Costa Mesa.

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Pacific Chorale’s Choral Festival, August 12 at 5 p.m. Free, but general admission tickets are required. Bringing together members of Pacific Chorale with up to 400 singers from throughout Southern California (and beyond!), this year’s Festival performance features the music of Mozart, including “Vesperae solennes de confessore” and “Ave verum corpus.” 

Takes place in the Renee and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall at Segerstrom Center for the Arts, 600 Town Center Drive, Costa Mesa. 

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Concerts on the Green: Tijuana Dogs, August 12 from 6 - 7:30 p.m. The Newport Beach City Arts Commission presents Tijuana Dogs on the Civic Center Green. Back by popular demand, the band will play an eclectic mix of rock, R&B, jazz, country and pop. He celebrated Southern California band is comprised of world-class musicians known for their unique style, wide vocal range, creative energy and rock party vibe. Bring your low-slung beach chairs, a picnic dinner and blanket, or purchase food from the gourmet food trucks. Free admission and free parking.

Contact: www.newportbeachlibrary.org

Takes place at 100 Civic Center Drive, Newport Beach.

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Mind, Body, Nature Youth Summer Camp, August 13 - 16 from 1 - 4 p.m. Join Miss Stacey, local artist and yoga teacher, as you mindfully connect to your inner landscape through exploring the outer landscape of the Gardens. Your child will spend their afternoon observing and learning about the magic living in the Gardens, and create art inspired by nature. Yoga will be weaved in throughout the day to move energy, experience joy and reconnect to the present moment. To end each day, a mindfulness practice will bring everything together, reinforcing how you can find a place of peace in any environment. Cost: Friends: $220; Non-Members, $240. Geared to ages 8 - 14.

Contact: www.slgardens.org

Takes place at Sherman Library & Gardens is located at 2647 E. Coast Highway, Corona del Mar.

Watercolor Series – Beach Girls: Illustrating the Figure, August 14 from 10 a.m. - 12 p.m. Led by artist, Renee Ortiz, in the Pelican Courtyard, come experience watercolor fun. Ortiz is known for her old-fashioned beach girl sketch paintings. In this session, she will show you a few of her secrets and help you to play at these captivating beach scenes. Includes a sketch journal to take home. All materials are included. All levels are welcome. Cost: $65. Reservations are required. Cancellation is 48 hours prior.

Contact: www.seasidegalleryandgoods.com

Takes place at Seaside Gallery & Goods, 124 Tustin Ave., Ste. 100, Newport Beach.

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Paint Your Pet Portrait Workshop, August 15 from 10 a.m. - 12 p.m. Led by instructors, Christine Lynch and Daniela Mihaylov, of OCDC Art & Design, you will learn to paint your precious pet like the master artists in two hours! No experience is necessary – they promise! Let these artists guide you, step-by-step, to create a custom “Paint Your Pet Portrait” that you will be proud of. You will be painting on an 11” x 14” canvas with acrylic paints. All painting supplies, including an apron, will be provided; all you need to do is show up. Cute painters’ berets will be available for sale for $10, because painting is always more fun when you look like a painter. They do request you reserve your spot online and email them a close-up pet photo by August 1, to allow OCDC to prepare you for success. Cost: $70. Reservations are required. Book online at https://seasidegalleryandgoods.com/collections/seaside-events. Email a close-up pet photo to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Cancellation is one week prior. Minimum/maximum class size is 3 - 20.

Contact: www.seasidegalleryandgoods.com

Takes place at Seaside Gallery & Goods, 124 Tustin Ave., Ste. 100, Newport Beach.

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Garden Fusions – Eat Your Flowers, Wednesday, August 15 at 6 p.m. Garden Fusions is a unique interactive gourmet dining experience. Every dinner in the series has a horticulture theme featuring a special horticultural host. The host will share knowledge and advice on the evening’s topic. Chef Pascal Olhats, executive chef of Café Jardin, is challenged to create a multi-course gourmet dinner to complement the theme. This fusion between culinary and horticulture art create unique one-of-a-kind experiences. See, smell, touch and taste! Learn about the tasty word of edible flowers. Explore the uses of these edible beauties, and then enjoy a floriferous dining experience with Chef Olhats. Cost: $75 per person. Additional beverages, gratuity and tax are not included. Reservations are required. To keep the experience intimate, seating is limited to 50 guests. 

For reservations, call Cafe Jardin at 949.673.0033.

Sherman Library & Gardens is located at 2647 E. Coast Highway, Corona del Mar. www.slgardens.org

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A Bit of Art, Italian Wines and Ciccetti, August 16 from 5 - 7 p.m. The Soiree:  

A bit of art, a glass of wine and a little ciccetti…Come and join a memorable evening in the Pelican Courtyard, as Seaside Gallery and Goods presents their newest artist, Renee Brutocao Ortiz along with rising artist, Amanda Wilson. Sample the Brutocao Italian varietals served with traditional enoteca ciccetti. (Think of it as Italian tapas!)  

Contact: www.seasidegalleryandgoods.com

Takes place at Seaside Gallery & Goods, 124 Tustin Ave., Ste. 100, Newport Beach.

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Yappy Hour, July 12 and August 16 at 5:30 p.m. on the Julianne and George Argyros Plaza at Segerstrom Center for the Arts. The event is free. Join the fun on the pup-friendly Argyros Plaza for tail-wagging fun including free portraits with your canine companion by caricaturist Dominic Arneson as well as free samples from Costa Mesa’s JustFoodForDogs, and Centinela Feed and Pet Supplies.

Contact: www.scfta.org

Takes place at Argyros Plaza, Segerstrom Center for the Arts, 600 Town Center Drive, Costa Mesa. 

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11th Annual Gala of the Stars, August 17 at 6 p.m. in the Renee and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall. Tickets start at $55. Celebrate the 30th anniversary of Orange County’s premiere resident ballet company with an exciting gala performance that brings world-renowned ballet artists and inspired young protégés together on one stage. At 6 p.m., Inspired Young Dancers’ Performance. Optional, one act pre-performance by students from Southland Ballet Academy and the International Summer Intensive. At 7 p.m., the 11th Annual Gala of the Stars. This two-act performance features guest artists from prestigious dance companies around the world. The annual “Gala of the Stars” is a unique event that boasts an incredible roster of guest artists from internationally acclaimed ballet companies. The professional talent is complemented by local and international young artists who have been selected as standout performers by visiting artistic directors of the Southland Ballet Academy International Summer Intensive and the prestigious Youth America Grand Prix. The often sold-out performance is a rare opportunity for Orange County audiences to see dancers from different companies in a combined program that celebrates the continued art and passion of ballet. The “Gala” presents an unprecedented opportunity to see future stars and current stars connecting through the same language of dance. Guest artists to be announced. Tickets are available online at www.scfta.org, at the Box Office at 600 Town Center Drive in Costa Mesa, or by calling 714.556.2787. For inquiries about group ticket savings for 20 or more, call the Group Services office at 714.755.0236.

Takes place at Segerstrom Center for the Arts, 600 Town Center Drive, Costa Mesa.

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Cold Wax Workshop Series - Cold Wax Seascapes, August 23 from 6 - 8 p.m. Join Renee Ortiz in the Pelican Courtyard and explore the cold wax medium. Cold wax is becoming the new darling of the old mediums. Learn about Landscape Composition, and a bit about what makes a captivating composition, and then play with light and atmosphere in our seascapes. Feel free to bring photo references from your favorite beaches. Cost: $75. Advanced reservations are required. Cancellation is 48 hours prior.

Contact: www.seasidegalleryandgoods.com

Takes place at Seaside Gallery & Goods, 124 Tustin Ave., Ste. 100, Newport Beach.

Beach Bazaar, August 25 from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. It’s a summer Saturday Beach Bazaar at Crystal Cove featuring the work of local artisans. Handmade jewelry, home décor, children’s toys, an art auction, and more! Join in the fun of sea glass wrapping crafts and children’s activities. Park in the Los Trancos parking lot. A $15 day use fee applies.

Contact: Call 949.376.6230, ext. 202. www.crystalcove.org

Takes place in the Education Commons in the Historic District at Crystal Cove State Park.

Paint Your Boat Workshop, August 29 from 10 a.m. - 12 p.m. Led by instructors, Christine Lynch and Daniela Mihaylov, of OCDC Art & Design, you will learn to paint your beautiful boat like the master artists in two hours! No experience is necessary – they promise! Let these artists guide you, step-by-step, to create a custom “Paint Your Boat” painting that you will be proud of. You will be painting on an 11” x 14” canvas with acrylic paints. All painting supplies, including an apron, will be provided; all you need to do is show up. Cute painters’ berets will be available for sale for $10, because painting is always more fun when you look like a painter. They do request you reserve your spot online and email them a close-up boat photo by August 18, to allow OCDC to prepare you for success. Cost: $70. Reservations are required. Book online at https://seasidegalleryandgoods.com/collections/seaside-events. Email a close-up boat photo to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Cancellation is one week prior. Minimum/maximum class size is 3 - 20.

Contact: www.seasidegalleryandgoods.com

Takes place at Seaside Gallery & Goods, 124 Tustin Ave., Ste. 100, Newport Beach.

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Sense and Sensibility, September 1 - 29. Performance times and ticket prices vary. This favorite story by Jane Austen comes to South Coast Repertory’s Segerstrom Stage. Synopsis: The Dashwood sisters – practical Elinor and impulsive Marianne – are of good social standing and marriageable age. When Father dies and their half-brother skimps on their inheritance, they are forced to leave their grand estate for a tiny, cold cottage. Just as life seems its bleakest, a handsome stranger arrives on horseback and the sisters are convinced their futures are secured. Follow Elinor and Marianne as they chase their dreams from Devonshire to London and back in this charming romantic classic.

Contact: Call 714.708.5500. www.scr.org

Takes place at South Coast Repertory, 655 Town Center Drive, Costa Mesa.

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The Hollow, September 7 - October 7. Performances take place Thursdays through Sundays; times vary. Tickets: $20. Synopsis: “An unhappy game of romantic follow-the-leader explodes into murder one weekend at the home of Sir Henry and Lucy Angkatell,

arguably Christie’s finest comic grande dame. Dr. Cristow, the wealthy lothario, is at the center of the trouble when, assembled in one place, we find his dull but devoted wife Gerda, his mistress and prominent sculptor Henrietta and his former lover, Hollywood film star Veronica. As the list of romantic associations grows so does the list of potential suspects. Nearly everyone has a motive, but only one of them did the deed.” AgathaChristie.com

Contact: For tickets and box office hours, call 949.631.0288. www.ntaconline.com

Takes place at Newport Theatre Arts Center, 2501 Cliff Drive, Newport Beach.

Kings, October 13 - November 10. Performance times and ticket prices vary. This newly added show comes to South Coast Repertory’s Segerstrom Stage. Synopsis: Fresh from New York, this incisive comedy takes an unflinching look at how things get done in Washington. When Sydney Millsap wins a seat in Congress, she’s determined to drain the swamp. Then she meets Kate, a whip-smart lobbyist who gets her clients what they want – whatever they want. When Kate helps Sydney try to unseat a powerful senator steeped in cronyism, the result is a “sleek, fast-paced, absorbing and very funny” (Vogue) exploration of money’s corrosive effect on politics.

Contact: Call 714.708.5500. www.scr.org

Takes place at South Coast Repertory, 655 Town Center Drive, Costa Mesa.

Kings at SCR

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Police Beat Primer

Compiled by Tom Johnson 

Police Beat derives from information in the log maintained at the front counter by the Newport Beach Police Department and required under CA Government Code Section 6254 (f). The press does not have access to written police reports.

Information in the police department log is deemed reliable and StuNewsNewport is not responsible for mistakes made available as public record by the Newport Beach Police Department.

Any person arrested is innocent until found guilty in a court of law.

Abbreviations sometimes used in Police Beat:

647f – Public Intoxication; DUI – Driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs; NFA – No fixed address; RP – Reporting/Responsible Party; UTL – Unable to locate

Police Beat 072018


DUI Arrests

Adam Marc Berman, 26, Newport Beach – Sunday, July 15

Ivan Arturo Oliver Maldonado, 25, Mira Loma – Sunday, July 15

Robert Stratton Nobles II, 59, Newport Beach – Saturday, July 14 (with prior)

Joe Anthony Gutierrez, 31, Costa Mesa – Saturday, July 14

Gerardo Martin Nunez, 25, Hacienda Heights – Saturday, July 14

Incident Reports

Tuesday, July 17

Arrests for Being Drunk in Public

Daniel James Schlosser, 62, Huntington Beach

Sergio Manuel Martinez, 54, Costa Mesa

13th St. & W. Balboa Blvd. I Obstructing/Resisting a Peace Officer and Narcotics

10:42 p.m. John Henry Hobbs IV, 31, Newport Beach, was arrested for obstructing/resisting a peace officer and possession of a narcotic controlled substance. Bail was set at $2,500.

Patrice Rd. I 4200 Block I Obstructing/Resisting a Peace Officer, False ID, Trespassing and a Warrant

5:38 p.m. Rebekah Sarah Harvey, 30, Orange, was arrested for obstructing/resisting a peace officer, false identification to a peace officer, trespassing for refusing to leave a property and a warrant related to petty theft. Bail was set at $3,000.

Superior Ave. I 1500 Block I Paraphernalia and a Warrant

7:52 a.m. Bruce Ken Peeler, 55, Costa Mesa, was arrested for possession of unlawful paraphernalia and a warrant related to transport of sharps waste. Bail was set at $10,500.

Iris Ave. & E. Coast Highway I Under the Influence

5:30 a.m. Luis Enrique Yebra, 56, Fontana, was arrested for being under the influence of a controlled substance. Bail was set at $1,000.

22nd St. & W. Ocean Front I Smoking within 100 Feet of the Beach, False Personation of Another and Sex Offender Failure to Register

3:42 a.m. Mark Darrin Harrington, 49, Knoxville, was arrested for smoking within 100 feet of the beach, false personation of another and being a sex offender transient failing to register. Bail was set at $20,000.

Monday, July 16

Arrests for Being Drunk in Public

James Edward Norkin, 56, Irvine

W. Coast Highway I 5900 Block I Contempt of Court and a Warrant

11:37 p.m. Johnny Ray Villanueva, 39, Huntington Beach, was arrested on contempt of court for disobeying a court order and a warrant related to a parole hold. Bail was set at $15,000.

32nd St. & W. Oceanfront I Paraphernalia and a Warrant

3:04 p.m. Dennis Patrick Hughes, 38, Prunedale, was arrested for possession of unlawful paraphernalia and a warrant related to paraphernalia. Bail was set at $2,000.

Highland St. I 200 Block I Paraphernalia, Appropriating Lost Property and Controlled Substance

10:34 a.m. Robert James Burke, 52, Huntington Beach, was arrested for possession of unlawful paraphernalia, appropriating lost property and possession of a controlled substance. No bail was set.

61st St. & Seashore Drive I Controlled Substance, Paraphernalia, False ID and a Warrant

3:12 a.m. Hector Paul Vasquez, 46, Costa Mesa, was arrested for possession of a controlled substance, possession of unlawful paraphernalia, false identification to a peace officer and an undisclosed warrant.

Hoag Drive I 00 Block I Trespassing

1:34 a.m. Eulah Marshalean Pendley, 44, San Bernardino, was arrested for trespassing for refusing to leave property. Bail was set at $500.

Sunday, July 15

Arrests for Being Drunk in Public

David Benjamin Grondona, 43, Newport Beach

Bay Hill Drive I 700 Block I False Evidence of Age

9:11 p.m. Anthony Richard Russo, 20, Claremont, was arrested for false evidence of age. Bail was set at $500.

22nd St. & W. Ocean Front I Open Container, Driving while Suspended/Revoked and a Warrant

8:42 p.m. Chad Everett Hawkins, 24, Riverside, was arrested for drinking in public and for a warrant related to tampering with a vehicle. Bail was set at $30,050.

8:39 p.m. Kodie Orion Bishop, 21, Riverside, was arrested for driving while suspended or revoked. Bail was set at $500.

McFadden Place I 100 Block I Petty Theft

5:40 p.m. Michael Lane Gilreath, 59, Wildomar, was arrested for petty theft. Bail was set at $500.

Newport Center Drive I 600 Block I Driving while Suspended/Revoked and Paraphernalia

12:51 p.m. Nathaniel John Chamber lain, 27, Victorville, was arrested for driving while suspended or revoked and possession of unlawful paraphernalia. Bail was set at $500.

W. Coast Highway I Balboa Blvd. I Controlled Substance and Paraphernalia

4:06 a.m. Denise Marie Murphy, 46, Costa Mesa, was arrested for possession of a controlled substance and possession of unlawful paraphernalia. Bail was set at $10,000.

4:06 a.m. Bruce Ken Peeler, 55, Costa Mesa, was arrested for possession of a controlled substance and possession of unlawful paraphernalia. Bail was set at $10,000.

Santiago Drive & Galaxy Drive I Controlled Substance

12:28 a.m. Skylar Raul Argyle, 19, Costa Mesa, was arrested for possession of a controlled substance without a prescription. Bail was set at $500.

W. Coast Highway I 4500 Block I Paraphernalia and Controlled Substance

12:06 a.m. Matthew Christopher Sileski, 34, Rancho Santa Margarita, was arrested for possession of unlawful paraphernalia and possession of a controlled substance. Bail was set at $2,500.

Saturday, July 14

Arrests for Being Drunk in Public

Karin Gobran, 34, Newport Beach

Newport Blvd. I 3300 Block I Trespassing

10:36 p.m. Gillian Marie Darby, 29, Irvine, was arrested for trespassing for refusing to leave a property. Bail was set at $500.

Avocado Ave. I Paraphernalia and Controlled Substance

8:47 p.m. Michael Everett Kolb, 54, Roseville, was arrested for possession of unlawful paraphernalia and possession of a controlled substance. Bail was set at $2,500.

MacArthur Blvd. I 4200 Block I Narcotics

5:56 p.m. Erica Christina Bryant, 27, Upland, was arrested for possession of a narcotic controlled substance. Bail was set at $2,500.

W. Coast Highway I 4500 Block I Driving while Suspended, Identity Theft, Controlled Substance, Paraphernalia, Burglary Tools, False Personation of Another, Parole Violation, Fraudulent Use/Possession of a Re-Encoder and a Warrant

5:34 p.m. Michael Navarro, 26, Bell Gardens, was arrested for driving while suspended, identity theft to get money, a parole violation and fraudulent possession/use of a re-encoder. Bail was set at $500.

5:29 p.m. Michael Andrew Cline Jr., 26, West Covina, was arrested for fraudulent possession/use of a re-encoder. Bail was set at $500.

5:21 p.m. Michael Anthony Garrett, 30, Las Vegas, was arrested for false personation of another, possession of unlawful paraphernalia and an undisclosed warrant. Bail was set at $20,000.

5:11 p.m. Pennea Roseann Mills, 31, Huntington Park, was arrested for identity theft by possessing IDs of 10 or more persons, fraudulent use of a re-encoder, possession of a controlled substance, possession of unlawful paraphernalia and possession of burglary tools. Bail was set at $20,000.

17th St. & Beach I False Identification and a Warrant

4:18 p.m. Nick Michael Noriega, 30, Desert Hot Springs, was arrested for false identification to a specific peace officer and an undisclosed warrant. Bail was set at $500.

E. Coast Highway & Marigold Ave. I Indecent Exposure and Appropriating Lost Property

12:22 p.m. Jesse Jermaine Parker, 42, Fresno, was arrested for indecent exposure and appropriating lost property. Bail was set at $500.

E. Coast Highway & Newport Center Drive I Urinating/Defecating in Public

8:45 a.m. Andrew Emiliano Zapata, 22, Santa Maria, was arrested for urinating/defecating in public. Bail was set at $50.

Balboa Blvd. & Discovery Drive I Appropriating Lost Property, Petty Theft, Passenger with Open Container, Controlled Substance, Narcotics, Transportation of Sharps and a Warrant

1:46 a.m. Karen Cecilia Ramos, 25, Los Angeles, was arrested for appropriating lost property, petty theft of mail and packages, being a passenger with an open container of alcohol, possession of a controlled substance, possession of a narcotic controlled substance, illegal transport of sharps waste and an undisclosed warrant. Bail was set at $40,500.